Study Indicates that Older Motorcyclists Are at a Greater Risk of Serious Injury After a Crash


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Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience at any age, but if the results of a study published at injury Prevention are accurate, older motorcyclists should do everything they can to be as safe as possible and reduce their risk of involvement in an accident.

The study looked at various age groups of motorcyclists in order to determine whether there was a correlation between age and severity of injury. The results of study found that there was, and indicated that older motorcyclists are at a greater risk of serious injury after a crash.

Riding a motorcycle can be an exhilarating experience at any age, but if the results of a study published at injury Prevention are accurate, older motorcyclists should do everything they can to be as safe as possible and reduce their risk of involvement in an accident.

The study looked at various age groups of motorcyclists in order to determine whether there was a correlation between age and severity of injury. The results of study found that there was, and that older adults (60 and older) were three times more likely to be hospitalized than younger adults (20-39), and that middle-age adults (40-59) were twice as likely to be hospitalized than younger adults. In addition, an analysis of injury severity found a similar pattern.

Safety Tips for Older Adults

Fortunately, there are certain things that older adults can do to make themselves as safe as possible when they ride. These include the following:

  • ALWAYS wear a helmet, regardless of whether your state requires you to do so
  • Ride a motorcycle that is appropriate for your skill level
  • Avoid riding at night or in poor weather conditions
  • Never drink and ride
  • Take a motorcycle rider training course – even if you are an experienced rider, a training course can refresh your skills and improve your safety

Of course, there is no amount of preparation that can entirely eliminate your risk for involvement in an accident. In the even that you are hurt while riding your motorcycle, be sure to protect your rights by contacting an attorney as soon as you can.

Call Emroch & Kilduff Today to Schedule a Consultation with a Virginia Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

While this study seems to indicate that older motorcyclists are at a greater risk of serious injury in an accident, motorcycle wrecks can hurt people at any age. At Emroch & Kilduff, we are committed to protecting the rights of injury victims and work tirelessly to ensure that our client get the compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation with a Virginia motorcycle accident attorney, call our office today at 888-358-1568 or send us an email through our online contact form.